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Samoa Timezone change
« on: December 29, 2011, 01:36:42 AM »
So Samoa is changing it's timezone today. Looks like they are throwing out Friday all together!
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Garmin is going to have to cut a new timezone map ;)

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Re: Samoa Timezone change
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 07:42:22 AM »
Wow... that is impressive how they applied logic to their "time".  Now perhaps we can get rid of day light savings time.
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Re: Samoa Timezone change
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011, 08:26:01 AM »
Have you ever been to Indiana? The state was split up between DST and non DST, on a county by county level IIRC. Used to go out there often in the past and it was always confusing to know what time it was.

As I remember, the whole state was changed to DST a few years back by the governor. It cost him is office at the next election, since he did it by proclamation without holding a referendum. Surprising how passionate people were about it. One complaint was that they couldn't get their kids to go to bed early when it was still light outside.  :)

When I lived out in the sticks in upstate NY, the neighbor across the road was kind of a crazy survivalist guy who didn't believe in DST and wouldn't use it. We were confused when his kids argued with us about what time it was until we figured this out.

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Re: Samoa Timezone change
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011, 10:03:00 AM »
In IN at least one city (I think English) had two time zones in the tiny city.  They called it fast time and slow time.

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Re: Samoa Timezone change
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011, 08:18:17 AM »
Actually I spent a lot of time in Arizona which doesn't do daylight savings time.

Indiana still has two time zones as you approach Chicago.
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Re: Samoa Timezone change
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2012, 08:42:51 PM »
Garmin has a new time zone map with the webupdater-I bet it fixed this.